The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War Hardcover – Import 11 Oct 2016

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Product Description Review "A vivid accounting of an event that was on the surface a personality conflict between two strong-minded figures and at the bottom a courageous act that solidified civilian authority over the military in wartime." — Dallas Morning News "Brands spikes the shadowboxing between [Truman and MacArthur] with vivid dispatches from the battlefield that give his tale a get-along kick." — TIME "A highly readable take on the clash of two titanic figures in a period of hair-trigger nuclear tensions . . . History offers few antagonists with such dramatic contrasts and Brands brings these two to life." — Los Angeles Times "Fast-paced dramatic and amply illustrates why Truman’s stock has been on the rise in recent decades." — Boston Globe “Two American heroes tested and tried at their most inspired hours . . . An exciting well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis.” — Kirkus Reviews starred review About the Author H. W. BRANDS holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. A New York Times bestselling author he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography for The First American and Traitor to His Class . See all Product Description

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